Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDSA): Closing price $72.64
On Wednesday, the district court in The Hague decided that Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is liable in a case of oil pollution in the Niger Delta, and ordered it to pay damages in a ruling that could be a precedent to further litigation. In 2008, four Nigerians and the campaign group Friends of the Earth filed suits in The Hague, where Shell has its global headquarters, requesting reparations for lost income from contaminated land and waterways in the Niger Delta region
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